What's Better?

June 9, 2012
By shaylapurple16 PLATINUM, Hong Kong, Other
shaylapurple16 PLATINUM, Hong Kong, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing doesn’t mean deciding to sit still all of your life and think. Ideas come from living and experiencing life, and then stepping back to think." -Shayla

What’s better?

Being the person who displays,
A mask of kindness,
Covering up the,
Dark side hidden beneath it,


Being the person who,
Straight up tells,
Those they can’t stand,
Their opinion on them?

It seems like either choice,
Wouldn’t be the right one.
But in life,
You are either one or the other.

Do you want to be honest,
When you could hurt people?
Do you want to lie,
When you would be hiding your true feelings?

Maybe you just have to mix:
Be true with your feelings of love and friendship,
Be tactful with your feelings of dislike and annoyance,
Be careful with saying exactly what you think,
And be honest with things that are needed to be heard.

The author's comments:
I've always noticed people like both of the personalities described in this poem, and I've always wondered which was right. In this poem I kind of just translated my thoughts and questions as I wrote it, and it helped me come up with some kind of answer. I guess this is one of those questions that won't have a RIGHT or WRONG answer, but it does feel better to have some kind of resolved answer for yourself sometimes.

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Akilah said...
on Jul. 19 2012 at 4:34 pm
I like this poem.  I think people struggle with this all the time.  It's like a catch 22 darned if you dont and darned if you do, you just cant please people either way.  I think you should just be true to who you are.  People always say, "it's not what you say, but how you say it."  But when you say "it" differently they still have an issue with what you said...so you're right there is no right or wrong, adults just have to stop being so sensitive.  IDK, just my opinion. but good work.


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